October 24, 2019
WORD OF THE WEEK
"What is moral is what you feel good after, and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
- Ernest Hemingway
WAY TO GO BUCS!! 2018-2019 Alabama State Dept. Report Card
New Online Reading Program - MyOn
Hoover City Schools has acquired a new reading and ebook program called MyOn. This program is for K-8th grade levels and has approximately 6,000 electronic books. Students may access the program through the Clever App available online under HCS Student Bookmarks on their Chromebooks. If students are logging in for the first time, they will be given an interest inventory and then a reading assessment. Once that is completed students can begin to check out the online books. There are many wonderful features offered through this new software program. Encourage your child to check it out.
As we close out the 1st nine weeks grading period and our early Fall sports - volleyball, football and cross country - I want to express my gratitude for the way you support us in all that we do here at Bumpus. Each day I see dozens of parents throughout the building lending their support to various school events. The upcoming musical, High School Musical Jr., is another excellent example of our collaborative effort to achieve a common goal.
The Bumpus faculty and staff want to be equally supportive of you and our students. Please continue to let us know how we can be of assistance. You can expect emails to be returned within 24-48 hours and conference requests to be scheduled within a week. A scheduled time to sit down allows us all to make sure we can maximize the conference time by having the necessary documents and data. You should sign in at the front desk if you have scheduled a meeting with teachers or other personnel. If you need to see another teachers, you will need to call for an appointment. Please sign out when your single visit is over. Your administrative team is here to assist the students, parents and teachers where needed or requested.
We can accomplish great things when we work together. It’s the Bumpus Way!
Socks are needed for the homeless in the winter, but they’re one of the least commonly donated items. Help the BUCS Community Service Club by donating a spare pair of socks for our SOCTOBER event at Bumpus. All you need to do to participate is get your hands on a pair of socks (used is perfectly fine, as long as they’re clean and without holes!) and deposit them in the bin on your hall. Just about everyone has a spare pair laying around, and every sock counts!
SAVE THE DATES
HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR. - Friday & Saturday, Oct. 25th & 26th @ 6:30 pm in the Competition gym. Please come out and support our Theatre Dept.! Tickets are $5.00.
PINK OUT DAY - Friday, Oct. 25th - We encourage everyone to wear pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
SCARE AWAY HUNGER FOOD DRIVE
BUMPUS MATH TEAMS
SCHOOL PICTURES - View online
GIRLS IN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING DAY
Weekly library account updates will be emailed to students on Tuesdays at 5:00 P.M. Parents/guardians will receive student library account updates the last school week of each month. The emails are sent to help students avoid overdue books and late fees. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser
The library had a successful book fair. We sold $6,079.53 of merchandise and our school earned approximately 4,000 Scholastic points. I can use these points to purchase books and other materials for the Library through Scholastic. Thank you to Bumpus students, teachers, and parents for supporting the Scholastic Book Fair and for our great volunteers!
If you click on the green box that says "Optional Fees" on MySchoolFees (it looks like a heading but you can click on it), it brings up a page of optional fees. The yearbook is at the bottom of the list.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
GIRLS MILLENNIAL CLUB MEETING
Girls Millennial Club Meeting - 3:15 - 4:30 PM - Monday October 28th in room A102. Bring your smiles and your great ideas! Please have a ride waiting for you at 4:30 pm. Google Classroom Code for more information: ia6wal
- CROSS COUNTRY -
- BUMPUS BUCS BOYS BASKETBALL 2019-2020 TEAMS!
CONGRATULATIONS to the new 8th gr. and 7th gr. BB Teams!
8th gr. - Jacob Blanchard, Dylan Brown, Josh Carrington, Nehemiah Gilbert, Jordan Jeter, Santana Jolla, Parker Mason, Nicholas Richardson, Brody Stacey, Elijah Thomas, RJ Torbor, Marc Wood, and Jordan Woolen! 7th gr. - Darien Carlisle, Pa Landing Drammeh, Austin Dudley, Jarett Fairley, Riley Frye, MaKale Holden, Carlton Hollis, Salim London, Kaiden Ruple-Rabbani, Ryan Stone, Trey Thornton, Cameron Torbor, Robert Walls, Trey Wards, and Caleb Williams! We look forward to seeing these young men and you at the games starting November 5th!
- INDOOR TRACK will start on Monday, Nov. 4th.
Join the Bumpus Track Google Classroom Page: lkbyj0
If you missed the parent meeting, get paperwork from Coach James in Room A207.
Contact Coach James if you have any questions @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- GIRLS GOLF Tryouts -
- BOYS GOLF TRYOUTS -
HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER TRYOUTS - BOYS
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - New Players from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hoover High School Soccer Field
** Bring cleats and shin guards**
Please be sure you have a physical and consent form on file.
Any guys interested in playing soccer at the high school, please fill out this google form.
GBYLA - Greater Birmingham Youth Lacrosse Association
Our next Bumpus Spirit Night will be Monday, November 4th at the Chick-fil-A in Patton Creek! Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of the proceeds raised from 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm that night to our school! We hope to see everyone there!
Don’t let your Box Tops expire! Please turn in paper Box Tops ASAP! Please keep scanning your store receipts that contain Box Tops products as well! This is an easy way to earn money for our school!
Turn your grocery money into donations for Bumpus Middle School! Create an account on Publix.com, choose Bumpus Middle School as the school you support, then make sure you enter your telephone number at checkout each time you shop at Publix!
Have you downloaded the Planet Fundraiser app? It’s FREE! Download the app, select Bumpus Middle School (6th, 7th or 8th grade), shop at participating merchants and then scan your receipts. Tired of scanning receipts? You can link your credit/debit card to the app so that eligible purchases are automatically detected. No receipts, no paper, no hassle!
Pink Topps Organization:
Bumpus Middle School is supporting the Pink Topps Organization in their fight against Breast Cancer! Pink Topps is a non profit organization that is focused on the early detection of breast cancer in women and men under the age of 35.
To support this organization, we are collecting empty, plastic water bottles to recycle. All money earned will go directly to the Pink Topps Organization.
Hoover RISE Mentoring Program:
Have you ever thought about becoming a mentor to a student? Check out the Hoover RISE Mentoring Program Hoover RISE Mentoring Program
Spirit shirts are still available for purchase online. Please visit https://secure4.myschoolfees.com/ and order your shirt today!!
Hoover City School Foundation:
The Hoover City Schools Foundation was established in 1992 to bridge the gap between increasingly limited public school funding, and the growing needs of our students and teachers. The Hoover City Schools Foundation is a charitable, non-profit organization created to support Hoover City Schools by funding enhanced academics through grants, scholarships, and innovative programs. Learn more about the Hoover City Schools Foundation at https://hoovercsf.org/.
Applications are currently being accepted for Board of Directors and Friends of the Foundation positions. Application deadline is October 31, 2019.